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BESSEMER – Late yesterday afternoon the Gogebic County Sheriffs Office released the names of the two teen girls killed in a crash on Lake Road near Powers Road near in Ironwood Township. The Gogebic County Sheriffs Office was dispatched at around 2:30am Saturday to the scene of the accident. Police say a vehicle left the […]

HURLEY – At last night’s Hurley School Board meeting at the Hurley school building last night Hurley School Board members and members of the Hurley community gave retiring superintendent Chris Patritto a big round of applause. Board president Joe Simonich said Every challenge our board has given Chris Patritto he’s performed admirably,” Simonich presented Patritto […]

BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council advanced charter and ordinance changes at its Monday meeting. Two proposed charter amendments were advanced. They would allow the council to create standing committees and allow the council to set spending limits for the city manager. The charter restriction adopted decades ago severely restricts the manager’s ability to make […]

VILAS COUNTY – An arrest warrant has been issued for a Poplar man charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident. 19 year old Tyler Metz is facing three felony charges stemming from the Jan. 23 crash in Boulder Junction on US 51. Authorities said the two-car head-on crash killed a man and critically injured his daughter. […]

WAKEFIELD – The Michigan State Police Wakefield Post reminding drivers on the Gogebic Range that the annual “Click It Or Ticket Campaign” begins today and runs through June 2nd. In Michigan, the penalty for a seat belt violation is $65 plus associated local fees.

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP – Police and ambulance crews responded to a Tragic accident at around 2:30 yesterday morning on Lake Road between the city of Ironwood and Little Girls Point near the spring on Lake Road; Reports indicate 2 young girls ages 15 and 18 died in that crash, the 20 year old male survivor was […]

BESSEMER – The third annual fundraising dinner for the U.P. Honor Flight drew nearly 200 people to Bessemer’s VFW Post 3673 on Saturday night. The guest speaker of the evening was retired Army Lt. Col. David Manki, who is a former JROTC instructor in Ironwood. The band Lake Effect entertained after the dinner. Including Saturdays […]

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 7 cents from a week ago to about $2.87 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 13 cents less than a year ago. AAA notes that prices have fluctuated recently, but […]

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Parts of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin are blanketed with a fresh covering of snow. The National Weather Service says it’s the latest May snowfall on record of more than an inch in Duluth. That city had 2.4 inches Sunday. The deepest spot was Poplar in Wisconsin where nearly 6 inches fell.

IRONWOOD – The annual click it or ticket campaign begins on Monday. The Michigan State Police Wakefield Post is reminding drivers on the Gogebic Range that they will be out enforcing seat-belt use. In Michigan, the penalty for a seat belt violation is $65 plus associated local fees.


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